4 Easy Steps Toward Better Flexibility

My younger nieces are four and seven. They are the epitomes of energy and flexibility. I, on the other hand, am 25. By all accounts I should be a master yogi at this point.

I am not.

Somewhere in the few, short, years between seven and 25, I lost that innate flexibility that we are all born with. I also misplaced my vibrant, radiant, last-all-day energy. In the last year I was lucky enough to realize that I needed to start doing something to remedy that, or else old age was not going to look very pretty. If there is one thing I want, it’s to end a long, long, long, life as a peppy old lady with spring in her step.

That’s what yoga is for, isn’t it? Helping us to live a better day-to-day life? It’s never too late (or too early) to start considering what you can do to make your body happier and more fluid.

The last time you knelt, was getting up a bit more difficult than you anticipated? Did your knees creak a bit? Did you have to hold your back at a strange angle to make it back to standing?

No? Oh. Um…well, go read this then.

For those of you who know exactly what I’m referring to and who have made multiple promises to do something about it, here is your chance to start doing it. It’s much easier to develop habits if you start with little teeny steps. So, here are some steps.

That’s it. Two minutes of stretching before bed and in the morning. Give it a week. Then we’ll talk about your next move. You can do it.

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